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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
corruption. >> translator: in the new environment, our party faces many tough challenges. there are numerous pressing problems within the party and senior ranks that need to be resolved, especially corruption and the acceptance of bribes. >> reporter: xi jinping is taking over the position of general secretary from hu jintao. he will lead the political bureau standing committee, china's main decision-making body. the number of seats on the committee has been reduced to seven from nine. analysts say the party made the change to speed up the decision-making process. xi jinping and another top official, li keqiang, have been on the standing committee since 2007. the rest of the members are new. xi introduced them all during his speech. [ applause ] >> li keqiang. comrade zhang dejiang. comrade liu yunshan. comra comrade yu zhengsheng. and comrade zhang gaoli. >> reporter: the majority of officials on the standing committee are allies of former president jiang zemin, who retired from politics nearly a decade ago. they face a number of challenges. one is revving up china's slowing econom
KCSMMHZ
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
development, which takes into account social welfare and the environment, making this concept a guiding principle would be part of hu's legacy. it would give him the same status as leaders past including dung zhao ming and deng xiaoping. and it will help him maintain influence within the party after he steps down. hu also advocates during his speech that china's wealth gap is wide and widening, and he said that the communist party would continue its effort o fight corruption. >> translator: all those who violate party discipline and state laws, whoever they are, and whatever power or official positions they have, must be brought to justice without mercy. >> in some ways, president hu spoke directly to citizens who are fed up with corruption. the party is trying to keep a lead on anti-government movements by addressing public frustration. >> reporter: mitchitaka, what kind of changes are we going to see with the communist party's political bureau and the standing of the community? >> after the congress closes next wednesday, president hu would hand over the post of general secretary to v
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